This December marks 13 years since Pantera guitarist Darrell ‘Dimebag Darrell’ Abbott was tragically killed by a fan. Now, a brand new posthumous release is set to be unleashed next month to pay tribute to the late axeman’s life.
Following the dissolution of Pantera back in 2003, Dimebag Darrell went on to form Damageplan with his brother, and former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. During the band’s performance at Alrosa Villa, in Columbus, Ohio in December 2004, a young fan named Nathan Gale stormed the stage, shooting and killing Dimebag Darrell.
In the weeks, months, and years following Dimebag’s death, fellow musicians and fans did their best to honour the late musician’s life the best way they could. In 2006, a DVD titled Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Way I Have Fun, was released. Featuring live and candid footage of the musician’s musical career from the late ’80s until his death, the release was considered to be a rather fitting tribute to the rocker.
Now, eleven years later, and just in time to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Dimebag Darrell’s death, a sequel is set to be released.
As Consequence Of Sound reports, Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is set to be released on November 24th, and features another DVD full of “more raw footage, true gems, and classic moments,” in addition to a CD which features a small collection of rare demos.
The new CD/DVD set is currently up for pre-order, with a variety of packages available for the metal-lover.
As CoS notes, Metal Blade Records have shared some footage from the set ahead of its release next month, including what they believe to be one of the funniest, which includes Dimebag Darrell being fitted for a CPAP machine.
As Dimebag Darrell’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney explains, “I had just rolled outta bed and the doc fitting him was about an hour early for his appointment. Dime and ST were still up partying, so of course things never go as planned in Dime’s world!”
“One thing people need to realize is that when you’re getting fitted for one of these machines, it’s imperative that you not speak during the process so they can ramp the proper amount of air through those things, so you have to keep your mouth closed. But as you can see from this segment in full, that’s a damn near impossible feat for him at the moment. It’s also impossible to be angry at Dime when he made you laugh all the time!”
Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is due for release on November 24th, with pre-orders available now.